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Transactional Lending Attorney, VP - Hybrid in NY

New York, NY

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This is a hybrid position. The recruiter will provide additional details.

Main purpose of the role:

MUFG is seeking an experienced Transactional Credit Attorney with a minimum of 5 years' experience to support commercial and corporate lending transactions and related matters. Background and substantive experience in some or all of the following areas would be required: secured and unsecured bilateral credit facilities, syndicated credit facilities (as both lead lender and participant lender), letters of credit and other various credit products, such as asset backed securities, commodity finance, project finance, sponsor/leveraged finance, or funds finance. Substantive bankruptcy experience would be a significant positive.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice, review, draft and negotiate documentation and provide all related legal transaction management activities for:

    • Bilateral facilities;
    • Syndicated facilities (as participant lender and lead lender/agent);
    • Letters of credit;
    • Other credit products, for example, as asset backed securities, commodity finance, project finance, sponsor/leveraged finance, or funds finance.
  • Advise and assist business units in the development and structuring of new and complex products and new business initiatives.
  • Provide legal advice and support with respect to strategic, legal and documentation matters and initiatives in relation to structuring of loan transactions.
  • Directly interact with the Firm's clients, both in negotiating agreements and in assisting the business unit in explaining products to clients.
  • Advise on the legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks arising in transactions and in the non-transactional aspects of the operation and business activities of the Firm (regionally, internationally and globally as required) and work closely with the wider Americas regulatory and international legal teams to serve business seamlessly.
  • Manage the legal spend with respect to the business area including management of relationships with and selection, retention and costs of external counsel.
  • Provide training on legal and regulatory issues to employees and other members of the business teams.
  • Participate in industry fora and working groups.
  • Participate in internal working groups and committees as relevant.
  • Advise on, participate in and assist in the implementation of projects, new business and any other relevant initiatives.

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified in NY with a minimum of five years of experience in lending transactions.
  • Have experience working with a top law firm and/or significant experience working in-house within a bank or investment bank.
  • Have ability to identify and manage legal and reputational risk.

Personal requirements:

  • Have strong communication skills and relationship building qualities to maintain existing and build new relationships.
  • Strong decision making skills and the ability to demonstrate sound judgement.
  • A structured and logical approach to work.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing and open-office environment.
  • Willingness to learn new areas of law to cover new businesses and initiatives.
  • Ability to prioritize efficiently and manage a complex time sensitive workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurized environment.

The typical base pay range for this role is between $155K - $200K depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. This role may also be eligible for certain discretionary performance-based bonus and/or incentive compensation. Additionally, our Total Rewards program provides colleagues with a competitive benefits package (in accordance with the eligibility requirements and respective terms of each) that includes comprehensive health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, educational assistance and training programs, income replacement for qualified employees with disabilities, paid maternity and parental bonding leave, and paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click the link below.

MUFG Benefits Summary

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual's associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: MUFG_Union_Bank-10058660-WD
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program